If ever there was an expression we don’t hear enough these days it’s “let’s call it a day”. A simple acknowledgement that we can leave something part-done, and pick up the task where we left off the following day.
But, more often than not, we don’t.
Our fast-paced and competitive existence can see us operate under a false economy that it’s better to plough on with a task even when we’re exhausted and our creativity, judgement and general thinking capacity are likely compromised as a result.
Whether at work…
Always wanting to be ‘that’ person that gets recognition for out-staying their co-workers and who always puts business interests above personal ones.
Or in our social lives…
Yep, FOMO (‘fear of missing out’) is a genuine thing for some people who worry about missing out on an event, outing or even an opportunity to post on social media and the knock on effect it might have on their social standing – online or offline.
Enough’s enough. If this sounds like you – know when to stop – and transfer some of that wonderful discipline and dedication to yourself in the form of rest and developing a positive sleep routine.
‘Calling it a day’ means you can pick things up again with renewed enthusiasm, getting things done more quickly, more efficiently, more precisely and more creatively – factors that your employer and your friends (real life or cyber) will appreciate.